Mayday is one of William Faulkner's lesser known works, and has been largely ignored by critics and scholars. The Authurian novelette was written in 1926, shortly after Faulkner met and fell in love with Helen Baird. Mayday, along with several poems and his novel Mosquitos, were all dedicated to Baird. This copy was hand-bound, written and illustrated by Faulkner.
William B. Wisdom Collection of William Faulkner, Manuscripts Collection 634, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118
Louisiana Research Collection
1926 January 27
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William Faulkner, “Mayday,” Tulane University Online Exhibits, accessed August 17, 2017, http://library.tulane.edu/exhibits/items/show/735.